Cathy Newman is the first female main presenter of Channel 4 News.
She joined the programme in 2006 and has broadcast a string of scoops, including allegations of violent abuse against the British barrister John Smyth, sexual harassment allegations against the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard, and an investigation into a British sex offender, Simon Harris, which saw him jailed for 17 years.
Previously Cathy spent over a decade working in Fleet Street, latterly with the Financial Times.
Her book - Bloody Brilliant Women: Pioneers, Revolutionaries & Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention - about female pioneers in 20th century Britain, was published in autumn 2018.
Her second book, It Takes Two: A History of the Couples Who Dared To Be Different, is published on October 15, 2020.
In her spare time, Cathy is a keen amateur violinist, and plays in The Statutory Instruments quartet with members of parliament and Westminster staff.
In 2000, Cathy won the prestigious Laurence Stern Fellowship, spending four months at the Washington Post.
She is married with two children.
We spoke to Conservative peer Stuart Rose, who has run many high street retailers and now chairs EG group, the petrol forecourts giant that has bought Asda.
Alison Lowe is West Yorkshire’s deputy mayor for policing and crime, and Emily Turner is from the charity Women’s Lives Leeds, which aims to make Leeds the first women-friendly city in the UK.
We spoke to the Labour MP Darren Jones, who’s chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in the House of Commons.
The murder of Sarah Everard by a serving Met police officer has plunged the force into crisis. And yesterday the home secretary announced an independent inquiry into systematic failures by the police. After that announcement, we spoke to one former officer, a British Asian woman, about her experience of sexism and racism at Scotland Yard.…
We talk to the former chair of the Energy Intensive Users Group, Andrew Large, about rising costs.
We spoke to Policing Minister Kit Malthouse, and started by asking if he had full confidence in the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to deliver on the findings of the inquiries.
We spoke to Sebastian Payne, who is Whitehall editor for the Financial Times, and Kate Andrews, who is the economics editor for The Spectator.
We spoke to the Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi
We spoke to Foreign Office minister James Cleverly and put it to him that if he wants the UK to have full control over its own destiny, is it worth the short-term pain of issues such as queues at petrol stations?
We spoke to Conservative MP Jake Berry, head of the Northern Research Group of so-called Red Wall Tories who helped deliver Boris Johnson’s 2019 landslide election victory.
Sir Keir Starmer will be rehearsing his lines for his keynote speech tomorrow. It’s his first in-person conference as leader, so it’ll be a big day.
David Fothergill is the Conservative leader of Somerset Council, and also chairs the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board.
Before the news of Andy McDonald’s resignation from the shadow cabinet, we spoke to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, and began by asking how much she believed Brexit was to blame for the HGV driver shortage.
We spoke to Shadow Scotland Secretary Ian Murray and Andy McDonald’s resignation.
We spoke to Andy McDonald and asked him why he made the decision to resign.